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  • n. A male child, especially one younger than ten years of age.
  • n. A small saveloy often consumed with tomato sauce at parties, also known as a cocktail sausage or a cheerio.


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  • JULIETTE STARED DUMBFOUNDED at the tiny little boy with the red hair who had just opened the door for her and Lisa.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The whole class laughed while Mrs. Strobe drummed her nails against her desk and contemplated the strange little boy who had been in her class since the spring.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The guy that gave the chelator to that little boy gave the wrong dose and the wrong type, and the kid had a heart attack because the doctor erred.

    The Panic Virus

  • I think I was talking about them all: the man on the mast; Grace and Curtis Peltier; a woman and child, a year earlier, lying on the floor of a cheap apartment; another woman, another child, in the kitchen of our home in Brooklyn a year before that again; my father, my mother, my grandfather; a little boy with a bullet wound for an eye.

    The Killing Kind

  • When he was a little boy and asking of her the impossible, the ridiculous, she responded with the honking nonsense of the cartoon adults in the Peanuts special: “Wonh wonh, wonh wonh.”

    Some Fun

  • Carol Epstein—she has a little boy at the same preschool that Hayley goes to—did that.

    Balancing in High Heels

  • Behind him on the stage Bloodbath had recovered from the shock of seeing a little boy come swooping in, jabbing his saber into the guillotine to stop the blade and—even worse—possibly dulling the blade so that it would have to be sharpened yet again.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • It clearly depicted a little boy and a slightly bigger woman dancing the cancan and every once in a while kissing a little.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Soon they started overtaking cyclists who stared openmouthed at the strange two-man team with the little boy screaming:

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I was the little boy who liked art projects and ant farm tending better than riding bikes or playing army rangers.



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